A new report from 90Min claims that five Premier League clubs including Arsenal and Newcastle United are in the mix for Valencia star Yunus Musah – but Leeds should throw their hat into the ring, after recent Jesse Marsch praise.

Musah, 20, clocked up his 100th senior outing for Valencia on the weekend, having made the brace decision to swap Arsenal’s academy for the La Liga club in 2020. However, Valencia look as though they are set to be relegated.

The midfielder has been a regular for Valencia, playing in a number of positions in midfield. Out wide, as a 10 or deeper. He was the third part of USA’s World Cup midfield, with Leeds stars Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams.

The report from 90Min states that Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Newcastle and Brighton all want to sign Musah. But, there are question marks over whether he would start for those five – even Brighton, unless Moises Caicedo is sold.

However, Leeds need a midfielder – and a player like Musah would surely start. Adam Forshaw is out of contract at the end of the season and a decision is yet to be made on the future of McKennie. Survival might not ensure a deal.

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Leeds should throw their hat into the ring for Musah, Marsch is a fan

Even if McKennie does stay, Leeds still need another top-quality option in the middle of the park. A player that can play in a number of midfield roles. Musah is that man. Rated at £34m, he earned praise from Marsch while in Qatar.

“Musah. I love that kid. He gets around the pitch, he plays with experience beyond his years. Has flexibility of playing as an 8, playing wide, deeper, athletic. He is playing confidently, I think he’s been outstanding,” Marsch said.

Clearly able to play in a midfield three with Adams and McKennie, Leeds would form a unit that already has superb understanding having performed so well in Qatar. Adams can play the holding midfield role, when he is at his best.

So, Leeds should be in the mix for Musah – with the pretence that they would offer him regular game time against the sides also looking at Musah. At 20, he needs to be playing regularly – and Leeds would give Musah that chance.

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